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Va. governor amends license plate reader bill, angers legislators

A bill limiting the time police could keep data from license plate readers passed overwhelmingly, McAuliffe moves to extend the time.

GOP congressman: Ted Cruz backers are making boorish phone calls to my office

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Metroway will get more dedicated bus lanes this summer

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Metro’s long-awaited new subway cars set for April 14 debut

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Metro workers say safety culture doesn’t exist

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